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Old 05-26-2014
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Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Have inavx as backup on a iPad but have three chart plotters . All can run the ap or serve as " master" in the network. All show radar,ais and other info. Take a sea into your cockpit and even if mounted your tablet is gone. Want one at nav station, under hard dodger and at the wheel. Don't want to be carrying things moving about in weather.
In fact the tablet is mostly used as a repeater for what's on the mfd screens when lying in a berth and wanting to see what's going on.
Think a tuff book may serve as a primary system if done right but don't want to bet the farm on current generation tablets integrity in the harsh marine environment.
Also carry paper charts - several belts but also suspenders.
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Last edited by outbound; 05-26-2014 at 09:42 PM.
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